✏ Back to School Series ✏ First Day for the College Girl ✏

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hello gorgeous! 

Another day, another post! 
Back with the Back to School series, today I bring you a first day look for the college girl. 
In college / Uni , you don't have strict dressing codes and you can be more adventurous with your style. 
I kept this look a bit more put together and WAY less edgy, but still comfortable, easy and quick. 
Like my other back to school post (click here if you haven't read it yet!), I also included makeup, perfectly suited for all of you starting college!

This look has a very basic base - a good pair of high-waist jeans is an absolute MUST. This pair by Topshop is very easy to put on and it's dark denim wash make them super versatile.  Another must is a white button up shirt. This one is by H&M  and it has a soft high-low hem and cuffed quarter length sleeves, making it not only cute but perfect for layering. Another thing you'll need in your closet is a pair of simple black slip on sneakers. They are so comfortable and easy to get on, plus they are very fashionable as well! These ones are by Forever 21
Moving on to the fun stuff, a basic look can ALWAYS be upgraded with a nice jacket. I chose a wide cut jacket in the most beautiful dark teal color by H&M to polish the look a little bit, without looking like you tried too hard. 
Accessories wise, I kept everything minimal, dainty and classical. The rings and watch are both from Topshop (rings -> here ; watch -> here), the necklace and scarf are from H&M (necklace -> here ; Scarf -> here) and the backpack is by Topshop as well! 

For college, you want to keep your makeup soft and easy but with a little something special. Starting with your base, liquid foundation is the way to go and don't forget to set it with powder! You might be dealing with dark circles, a concealer will be your BFF. Just apply the concealer where you need it after buffing your foundation into your skin, then just take a big fluffy brush and press a light layer of powder on your skin! The concealer is from Maybelinne, the foundation is by L'Oreal and the powder is by NYX
Another important thing about effortless and fresh makeup is color - your cheeks and lips shall bring life to your complexion. Swiping a rosy blush on your cheeks, softly bronzing your complexion and using a rosy pink lipstick will do wonders! The blush and bronzer duo is by ELF the lipstick is by L'Oreal
You will also want to bring attention your eyes and make them stand out, so stick with nude colors, that you can quickly apply and rush out the door. A good palette is a great idea ( this one is by Smashbox), as well as black liquid eye liner - in a pen form -  (L'Oreal)/ black khol liner (Maybelline) and a nude khol eye liner in your waterline to bring more brightness to your face (NYX) , and a great mascara to really open up your eyes, again by Maybelline
Oh one more thing! You can't forget about your brows! They frame your face and pull your look together! A good brow kit is a great thing to keep in hand, since it's easy and will help frame your face flawlessly. This on is by ELF.  

I also wanted to include a coupe of things that you should carry with you all the time . Hair ties and bobby pins - You just NEVER know when you'll have a hairmergency, so keep them close! The hair ties are by CyndiBands and the bobby pins are by Sephora
Lip balm is also very important, since it keeps your lips moisturized and protected! The one I chose is by Barry M and it has SPF 15 and a beautiful tinted and moisturinzing finish! 
Blotting sheets - aka life savers! Just press them on your skin if you get that odd shine on your face and voilá! Oil free complexion in seconds! This one is by Boscia and it has Green Tree to sooth your skin and absorve extra oils and reduce shine without messing your makeup.
A dewy finish setting spray will go hand in hand with your blotting sheets, since it will bring back life into your skin, hydrate it and help your makeup last all day. This one is by NYX
Lastly, but surely NOT least, a mini deodorant. No one wants PO right? Keep it with you and re-apply when you feel like you need to freshen up! This little deodorant is by Secret.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed it!  
What will you wear on your first day back to college? Let me know on the comments bellow! 

Have a wonderful college year! Stay fabulous 


FTC Disclaimer: None of the companies and brands mentioned asked me to mention them on this post. The links above are not affiliate. All opinions are my own. 

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